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Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

Fellowship Programs

Welcome to the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program at Phoenix Children’s Hospital! As Arizona’s only free-standing pediatric hospital and one of the 10 largest hospitals of its kind in the United States, Phoenix Children’s has long been a resource for aspiring physicians in all stages of training. In 2018, after years of teaching, we embarked on the journey to start our own fellowship. As one of 75 pediatric specialties, our Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Program provides unique opportunities to work with a diverse patient population and be part of an interdisciplinary team. Housed within the renowned Barrow Neurological Institute, we provide outpatient, inpatient and consultative services throughout the hospital and state. We aim to provide a comprehensive program that fosters self-directed, compassionate, knowledgeable physicians who come out of training well equipped to tackle the ever-growing mental health needs of our society.

Our faculty have a variety of interests including maternal-fetal care, early childhood trauma, addictions, and urgent psychiatric services. Devoted to teaching and the community, our department provides outreach and education through our Faculty Learning Community, webinars, blogs, and presentations at conferences. 

Our fellows work together with attending staff to provide comprehensive, thoughtful care grounded in evidenced based principles. As Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, we integrate physical and emotional health, as well as examine the system in which the child lives to provide care that is whole and impactful. We challenge our fellows to learn, grow, and develop their own practice through robust clinical experience and didactic seminars.

Employment Agreement, Salary & Benefits and Rosters


While not a requirement, obtaining a Master’s degree in Translational Medicine is available to interested fellows.


Offsite Rotations


Lorin Akers, MS/HRM
Medical Education Program Administrator
Phoenix Children's Hospital

P: 602-933-6485

Randall Ricardi, DO
Program Director, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship 
Psychiatry Department
Phoenix Children's Hospital

P: 602-933-0990
F: 602-933-4251

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